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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

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National Teams:

What at weekend for the Eagles 7s and Eagles 15s. The 7s team captured the Vegas 7s title with a win over Argentina.

They were strong all weekend with wins over Fiji in the semi-finals and England in the quarterfinals. In pool play they beat Spain, Australia, and Samoa.

Ben Pinkelman, Perry Baker, and Danny Barrett all made the Dream Team but somehow Folau Niua was left out.

Not to be left out the 15s team soundly defeated Uruguay to claim their second consecutive Americas Rugby Championship title.

Martin Pengelly has an excellent feature on the weekend and it's importance.

There was a bit of more concerning news on Monday as Dan Payne announced he's leaving as CEO.

Take the jump to read more.

The Women's 7s team played a five match series against Australia. The players were grateful for the chance to test themselves.

The Boys and Girls youth squads fell short of their quest to make the Youth Olympic Games.

It seems U.S.A. Rugby and Adidas are having a bit of difficulty over the 7s team's kit.

Major League Rugby:

The Seattle Times has more on the Seawolves and their push into the Seattle market.

The Ontario Arrows travelled to Houston over the weekend where the two teams played to a draw.

Club/College:

Cal came up short in the second leg of the World Cup although they got some boost in the endowment department.

Lindenwood defeated Mid-South rival Arkansas State over the weekend.

The Lindenwood women's team took home the LVI Open championship. Atlantis also got a title.

World:

The Western Force have named their side for the upcoming friendly schedule. It includes American Marcel Brache.



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